Summer Camps

In the summer we offer nature day camps for different age groups. Day campers spend their days exploring the habitats of Lake Iowa Park, trying out exciting outdoor activities, discovering nature, and having fun!

To register your child(ren) for 2017 summer camps, scroll down this page to “Upcoming Events” and find the camp you would like to register for. Click the link and register at the top of the page (for an “attendee ticket”). Online payment is not accepted at this time. Payment (cash or check) must be received within 4 business days of online registration to guarantee a spot. $10 per attendee should be sent to Iowa County Conservation at 2550 G Ave, Ladora, IA, 52251. Checks can be made payable to Iowa County Conservation Board.

If you would prefer to fill out a hard copy of the registration form and mail it in, click the following link to download the form: Summer Day Camp 2017 Registration page

Registration is limited to 12 participants per session. Each day camp costs $10 per session per attendee to help cover the cost of materials and snacks. A snack will be provided each day. Each camp meets at the Lake Iowa Nature Center.


  • Insect Story Time
    July 5, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Campers along with an adult will learn about insects through a story, craft, fun game or activity. A snack will also be provided. Meet at Lake Iowa Nature Center.Read more


  • Nestling Camp - Topic: Insects
    July 11, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Nestling campers (5-6 years old) will learn about insects through fun outdoor games and activities. We will do a craft, and a snack will also be provided. Meet at Lake Iowa Nature Center.Read more


  • Fledgling Camp - Topic: Insects
    July 13, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Fledgling campers (7-8 years old) will learn about insects through fun outdoor games and activities. We will do a craft, and a snack will also be provided. Meet at Lake Iowa Nature CenterRead more


  • Chickadee Camp - Topic: Nature Explorers
    July 18, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chickadee campers (9-10 years old) will become nature explorers and dig into all the different habitats in Lake Iowa Park including the forest, prairie, and lake/ponds.  A snack will also be provided.  Meet at Lake Iowa Nature CenterRead more


  • Hawk Camp - Topic: Nature Explorers
    July 20, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hawk campers (11-13 years old) will become nature explorers and dig into all the different habitats in Lake Iowa Park including the forest, prairie, and lake/ponds.  A snack will also be provided.  Meet at Lake Iowa Nature Center.Read more


  • Nestling Camp - Topic: Pond Critters
    August 1, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Nestling campers (5-6 years old) will learn about animals that live in the pond through fun outdoor games and activities. We will do a craft, and a snack will also be provided. Meet at Lake Iowa Nature Center.Read more


  • Pond Critters Story Time
    August 2, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Campers along with an adult will learn about animals the live in the pond through a story, craft, fun game or activity. A snack will also be provided. Meet at Lake Iowa Nature Center.Read more


  • Fledgling Camp – Topic: Pond Critters
    August 3, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Fledgling campers (7-8 years old) will learn about animals that live in the pond through fun outdoor games and activities. We will do a craft, and a snack will also be provided. Meet at Lake Iowa Nature Center.Read more


  • Chickadee Camp - Topic: Night Camp
    August 8, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chickadee campers (9-10 years old) will learn about nocturnal animals and how they adapt to be active at night.  Then we will take a hike as the sun is going down. A snack will be provided.  Meet at Lake Iowa Nature Center.Read more


  • Hawk Camp - Topic: Night Camp
    August 10, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hawk campers (11-13 years old) will learn about nocturnal animals and how they adapt to be active at night.  Then we will take a hike as the sun is going down. A snack will be provided.  Meet at Lake Iowa Nature Center.Read more